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Michael Kopech

Michael Kopech

SP - CWS
Age: 24Bats: RThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #108
Best / Worst #105 / #152
ADP #241

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Michael Kopech 'fully invested and committed' to 2021 season

White Sox GM Rick Hahn says Michael Kopech is "fully invested and committed" to the 2021 season.

Fantasy Impact

Additionally, Kopech has been in touch with his minor league pitching coaches. The 24-year-old top prospect opted out of the 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. He'll enter spring training fully recovered from his 2018 Tommy John surgery. Kopech could begin the year in Chicago's rotation if everything goes as planned.

Michael Kopech opts out of 2020 season

RHP Michael Kopech (personal) opted out of playing during the 2020 season Friday.

Fantasy Impact

Kopech underwent Tommy John surgery in 2018 and has elected to sit out the 2020 campaign. He is fully recovered from the surgery, but will elect not to play during the Coronavirus pandemic. "We will work with Michael to assure his development continues throughout 2020, and we look forward to welcoming him back into our clubhouse for the 2021 season," White Sox GM Rick Hahn said. Kopech will sit out 2020 season and focus on getting ready for the 2021 campaign.

Brad Camara28 weeks ago
Michael Kopech still not at White Sox camp

Michael Kopech is still away from White Sox summer camp as of Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Manager Rick Renteria wouldn't give a timetable on when we could expect his arrival. The team has yet to give a reason for his absence other than calling it a personal matter. Opening Night for MLB is just 15 days away so Kopech is running out of time to get ready.

Michael Kopech has not reported to summer camp

Michael Kopech has received permission to attend to a personal matter and has not yet reported to Chicago. Kopech is healthy, but does not have a timetable to return.

Fantasy Impact

Kopech was slated to have 'significant impact' this season, according to GM Rick Hahn. However, his excused absence puts that in jeopardy, at least in the early stages of the season. Look for the White Sox to handle Kopech with care in this shortened season, regardless of when he reports to camp.

Michael Kopech has a chance to make a 'significant impact'

White Sox GM Rick Hahn says Michael Kopech is someone "who can make a significant impact" over the course of 60 games.

Fantasy Impact

Kopech is one of the top pitching prospects in baseball and is the type of player who can benefit from this truncated season. Hahn didn't go into roster specifics but it sounds as if the team is considering Kopech as a member of their pitching staff. It remains to be seen whether the youngster pitches in the rotation or out of the bullpen. Kopech made just one spring appearance before spring training was shut down but looked electric.

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